Privacy these days... is there really such a thing? Even if you're not always in the public eye, like a government official or a celebrity, your privacy may not be as private as you think.
Legally, the term invasion of privacy refers to a person's right to keep his or her life "private" and out of the "intrusion of others." An invasion of privacy legally occurs when private aspects of your life are made public. This is mostly used for celebrities who are constantly hounded by the media. As such, it is much more likely for a tabloid or other media outlet to face an invasion of privacy law suit than a private individual.
One of the biggest areas of privacy concerns is the Internet. Your computer can send and receive information about the websites you visit and your various other online activities. Depending on the website, your information may be at risk. If you are worried about your online privacy, be sure to take a close look at the privacy policies on all the websites you visit.
Reputable websites that collect your information will never sell the information to others--and much of the information collected will be used for their own marketing purposes, to provide you with better services. Remember, privacy policies can be updated at any time without notice, so check them periodically.
If you are concerned about your privacy online, here are some things you can do: